The Two Ends of the Restaurant

This blog post was written by Christopher Babbitt, Processing Student Assistant. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Economics from George Mason University. He is currently pursuing an M.A. in History from George Mason University. As a student of history, working in the archival field Continue Reading

New and Updated Finding Aids

The SCRC processing team has been hard at work processing and reprocessing collections, which mean (drumroll please)…more new and updated finding aids! Of note, the former Virginia historic documents collection (C0034) has been revamped so that each item will appropriately have its own finding aid and collection number. See below Continue Reading

New Finding Aids

Here are a few collections that SCRC has been hard at work processing in the last few months – all have new, shiny finding aids of their own! Enjoy! The Alan Bowne papers This collection was processed by Amanda Brent. “Alan Bowne was an American playwright and author. Born in Continue Reading

Jell-O – The Perfect Meal! (No, really!)

The Special Collections Research Center recently acquired a unique collection – the Cookbooks and cooking pamphlets collection, which consists of numerous cooking pamphlets and booklets sponsored by a plethora of companies that span the entirety of the 20th century. These pamphlets are a particularly interesting and intersectional research resource, as Continue Reading

Student Reflections – Lana Mason

This post was written by Lana Mason, Processing Student Assistant. Lana has an Associate of Arts degree in Fine Arts from Piedmont Virginia Community College. She is currently studying Art History at George Mason University. Lana is the recipient of the University Libraries Student Assistant Scholarship for the 2018-19 academic Continue Reading